Mark Kutolowski is a spiritual teacher and retreat leader whose work and ministry includes reconnecting with wild nature as a path to spiritual growth. In addition to running New Creation Wilderness Programs, which he founded in 2007, Mark teaches wilderness living skills at Dartmouth College, and works as a naturalist and wilderness guide throughout Northern New England. Mark is a Wilderness First Responder, and has over a decade of experience leading trips, teaching classes and workshops, and living simply with the land in New England.
A lifelong Christian, Mark discovered the Christian monastic and contemplative traditions in 1997, and in 2001-2002 he spent a year living in silence and solitude at a hermitage founded on the spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. Mark is an Oblate of Saint Benedict, a lay-person who follows the Rule of Benedict and a monastic spirituality while living and working in the outside world. Mark began formally teaching Christian Meditation in 2003, and is a commissioned Centering Prayer presenter with Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. Mark has a BA in anthropology from Dartmouth College.